Re: Seeking "SMOLANKA" Galicia #galicia


Alexander Sharon
 

From: "Pamela Weisberger"

I am trying to determine the present-day name of a village known as
SMOLANKA, which was in the Tarnopol (Ternopil) District and Mikulince
Sub-District of Galicia, located about 10 miles south of Touste and west
of
Skalat.

It is listed in "Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia," and I have found
it
mentioned as a hometown (or village of birth) for parents of children
whose
births were recorded in the Mikulince records, in ship's passenger records
(1921), in the online Polish Business Directory for 1929 (517
inhabitants),
in the Krakow (WWII) Registy of Polish Jews, and on an old map of Galicia,
but cannot locate it currently on "Shtetlseeker," in "Where Once We
Walked,"
or on mapquest. Perhaps the spelling has changed radically or the
community
was destoyed (or absorbed into another), but since Jews did live (and
work)
there at one time, I would like to know what became of it, or hear from
anyone else researching family there.

Thank you.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica
pweisberger@hotmail.com

Researching: GRUNHAUT, GINSBERG, KAUFMAN, KAHANE, JORYSCH >from SKALAT,
GRZYMALOW, SMOLANKA, KACZANOWKA, POLUPANKOWKA, ROMANOWE SIOLO
Pamela,

Smolanka also known currently as Smolyanka (do not confuse with the couple
of other Smolyankas at the different Ukraine regions) is definitely listed
in Ternopil Province town as the depository of the local church records at:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ukrterno/Ternrcrds.html

Unfortunately, Galician Smolyanka does not appear in the US BGN listing and
the available on line maps (ShetelSeeker is based on BGN system)
Surprisingly, the nearest to Smolyanka larger villages: Hrabovets (Polish:
Grabowiec) and Prosova (Polish: Proszowa) are not listed either.
Only recognizable by BGN small town in this area is Bavoriv/Bavorov (Polish:
Baworow). If you enter name Bavorov through the ShtetlSeeker and click on
the corresponding Mapquest map you will see names of Prosova and Hrabovets
surrounding star that identifies Bavorov. Now, try to search in the
ShtetlSeeker database names Prosova or Hrabovets in the Mikulintsy region of
Ukraine. No positive results.

You should approach SRRG (Suchostav Region Research Group) to include your
ancestral place in this Group, as your Smolanka/Smolyanka definetely
qualifies. BTW, SRGS identifies name Prosova as the one of the alternative
names for town Borscev (Borszczow) which is incorrect.
Prosova (Polish: Proszowa) near Mikilintsy is a different place that we have
just discussed.

Hope this help,

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta

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